Wed Nov 03, 2021 1:41 pm

Molto Verboso
Medley 150
Joined: 02 Jul 2016
Posts: 1961
Location: Adelaide
 
Molto Verboso
Medley 150
Joined: 02 Jul 2016
Posts: 1961
Location: Adelaide
Wed Nov 03, 2021 1:41 pm linkquote
A 4 year old girl who was abducted 18 days ago in the middle of the night from a remote camp site has been found alive and well by police.
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-11-04/how-wa-police-found-missing-girl-cleo-smith/100589726
Wed Nov 03, 2021 2:12 pm

Member
2021 Sprint 50 S, 2007 Piaggio X8 250ie
Joined: 06 Jun 2021
Posts: 39

 
Member
2021 Sprint 50 S, 2007 Piaggio X8 250ie
Joined: 06 Jun 2021
Posts: 39

Wed Nov 03, 2021 2:12 pm linkquote
Just moved to a new bigger apartment And I felt so motivated I made a short video about my Vespa https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=skZfG4qi9-8
Wed Nov 10, 2021 9:19 pm

Hooked
LX150
Joined: 08 Sep 2021
Posts: 119
Location: Los Angeles
 
Hooked
LX150
Joined: 08 Sep 2021
Posts: 119
Location: Los Angeles
Wed Nov 10, 2021 9:19 pm linkquote
Parked my LX150 on the street and saw a woman stop and take a selfie with it.
Fri Nov 12, 2021 4:17 am

Sergeant at Arms
Weird 80's Vespas & Cool Vintage Lambrettas
Joined: 21 Oct 2005
Posts: 9685
Location: The state of insanity, SoCal
 
Sergeant at Arms
Weird 80's Vespas & Cool Vintage Lambrettas
Joined: 21 Oct 2005
Posts: 9685
Location: The state of insanity, SoCal
Fri Nov 12, 2021 4:17 am linkquote
these two jerks met me at the door when I got home from work, and then promptly did this move:



ordered cats, got land bats. *sigh*

but they're good boys and always cheer me up after a long day at work, I don't have much to complain about.
Fri Nov 12, 2021 5:47 am

Veni, Vidi, Posti
2007 LX150 2015 GTS 2013 BV 350
Joined: 13 Sep 2012
Posts: 10337
Location: Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
 
Veni, Vidi, Posti
2007 LX150 2015 GTS 2013 BV 350
Joined: 13 Sep 2012
Posts: 10337
Location: Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
Fri Nov 12, 2021 5:47 am linkquote
greasy125 wrote:
ordered cats, got land bats. *sigh*
Fledermaus approves!

Nothing like some cat hijinks to improve a day.
Fri Nov 12, 2021 6:36 am

Moderaptor
The Hornet (GT200, aka Love Bug) and 'Dimples' - a GTS 300
Joined: 26 Aug 2007
Posts: 40425
Location: Pleasant Hill, CA
 
Moderaptor
The Hornet (GT200, aka Love Bug) and 'Dimples' - a GTS 300
Joined: 26 Aug 2007
Posts: 40425
Location: Pleasant Hill, CA
Fri Nov 12, 2021 6:36 am linkquote
greasy125 wrote:
these two jerks met me at the door when I got home from work, and then promptly did this move:



ordered cats, got land bats. *sigh*

but they're good boys and always cheer me up after a long day at work, I don't have much to complain about.
Ah, "Crazy Paper" - the best kind. Now just let loose some crickets in there.
Mon Nov 15, 2021 6:17 am

Moderibbit
1980 P200E - "Old Rusty", 1976 ET3 Primavera
Joined: 12 Jun 2008
Posts: 8630
Location: Atlanta, GA
 
Moderibbit
1980 P200E - "Old Rusty", 1976 ET3 Primavera
Joined: 12 Jun 2008
Posts: 8630
Location: Atlanta, GA
Mon Nov 15, 2021 6:17 am linkquote
Managed to snag 2 out of 4 seats with a buddy for a blacksmithing course this winter. Gonna be a blast
Mon Nov 15, 2021 9:10 am

Moderaptor
The Hornet (GT200, aka Love Bug) and 'Dimples' - a GTS 300
Joined: 26 Aug 2007
Posts: 40425
Location: Pleasant Hill, CA
 
Moderaptor
The Hornet (GT200, aka Love Bug) and 'Dimples' - a GTS 300
Joined: 26 Aug 2007
Posts: 40425
Location: Pleasant Hill, CA
Mon Nov 15, 2021 9:10 am linkquote
xantufrog wrote:
Gonna be a blast
I see what you did there...
Mon Nov 15, 2021 10:20 am

Moderibbit
1980 P200E - "Old Rusty", 1976 ET3 Primavera
Joined: 12 Jun 2008
Posts: 8630
Location: Atlanta, GA
 
Moderibbit
1980 P200E - "Old Rusty", 1976 ET3 Primavera
Joined: 12 Jun 2008
Posts: 8630
Location: Atlanta, GA
Mon Nov 15, 2021 10:20 am linkquote
jimc wrote:
I see what you did there...
Tue Nov 16, 2021 2:44 pm

Hooked
Yellow GTS
Joined: 25 Jun 2006
Posts: 310
Location: Nashville, TN
 
Hooked
Yellow GTS
Joined: 25 Jun 2006
Posts: 310
Location: Nashville, TN
Tue Nov 16, 2021 2:44 pm linkquote
Got the news today that I can pick up my new car December 2nd! I retired Sept 1st and for the past 40+ years I had a company car. When I decided I was going to retire I ordered a new car. This was late May and the estimated delivery date was September. Because of supply chain problems, that date kept getting pushed. I wasn't sure I would have a car before the end of the year. On Saturday I saw my order had a VIN assigned and the estimated delivery window tightened. The dealer contacted me today and gave the the good news!

It's been interesting the last 2 and a half months. I have my Vespa and I live close to a bus route. Everything's fine when the weather is nice! It's getting colder and wetter. That wasn't working out for me. Getting the news from the dealer has really improved my outlook on life today!
Tue Nov 16, 2021 2:58 pm

Addicted
2017 Piaggio BV350
Joined: 21 Jun 2016
Posts: 565
Location: Irving, TX
 
Addicted
2017 Piaggio BV350
Joined: 21 Jun 2016
Posts: 565
Location: Irving, TX
Tue Nov 16, 2021 2:58 pm linkquote
touchton wrote:
Got the news today that I can pick up my new car December 2nd! I retired Sept 1st and for the past 40+ years I had a company car. When I decided I was going to retire I ordered a new car. This was late May and the estimated delivery date was September. Because of supply chain problems, that date kept getting pushed. I wasn't sure I would have a car before the end of the year. On Saturday I saw my order had a VIN assigned and the estimated delivery window tightened. The dealer contacted me today and gave the the good news!

It's been interesting the last 2 and a half months. I have my Vespa and I live close to a bus route. Everything's fine when the weather is nice! It's getting colder and wetter. That wasn't working out for me. Getting the news from the dealer has really improved my outlook on life today!
So what'd you order?
Tue Nov 16, 2021 3:53 pm

Hooked
Yellow GTS
Joined: 25 Jun 2006
Posts: 310
Location: Nashville, TN
 
Hooked
Yellow GTS
Joined: 25 Jun 2006
Posts: 310
Location: Nashville, TN
Tue Nov 16, 2021 3:53 pm linkquote
monogodo wrote:
So what'd you order?
Tesla Model S long range.
Tue Nov 16, 2021 4:12 pm

Ossessionato
VSX, Stella 177, Stella 150, VNX1T, V9B1T
Joined: 20 Jul 2018
Posts: 3476
Location: Staten Island, NY
 
Ossessionato
VSX, Stella 177, Stella 150, VNX1T, V9B1T
Joined: 20 Jul 2018
Posts: 3476
Location: Staten Island, NY
Tue Nov 16, 2021 4:12 pm linkquote
touchton wrote:
Tesla Model S long range.
Congrats!

Patiently waiting another 2-3 years (hopefully no more) for my cyber truck reservation.
Thu Nov 18, 2021 1:48 pm

Addicted
2017 Piaggio BV350
Joined: 21 Jun 2016
Posts: 565
Location: Irving, TX
 
Addicted
2017 Piaggio BV350
Joined: 21 Jun 2016
Posts: 565
Location: Irving, TX
Thu Nov 18, 2021 1:48 pm linkquote
The pull chain for the fan speed on the ceiling fan in our bedroom broke the other day, right at the fan. It has done it before, and I was able to re-clip the chain to it. This time, when I went to re-clip it, the chain popped out from between my fingers and went up into the housing. I started to take it apart, to see if I could get the chain out. No joy. I have a spare NIB ceiling fan that we have been intending to replace this one with, so I figured I'd have to spend a day on the ladder swapping it out.

As I looked at the guts that are hanging from the fan, I realized that the part the chain goes into looks like it could be replaced. So I looked it up on Amazon, and found one for $7. It arrived today, so I'll be able to install it Saturday, when it's light out (I have to flip the circuit breaker for the room to work on it safely, which means no lighting).

I'd rather spend $7 and swap out a small part than spend an hour or two on a ladder working above my head.

UPDATE:
Got back from my haircut this afternoon and swapped out the part. It took more time to get the proper ladder and figure out which breaker to trip than it did to swap the part and put it back together.
Mon Nov 22, 2021 2:35 am

Molto Verboso
Medley 150
Joined: 02 Jul 2016
Posts: 1961
Location: Adelaide
 
Molto Verboso
Medley 150
Joined: 02 Jul 2016
Posts: 1961
Location: Adelaide
Mon Nov 22, 2021 2:35 am linkquote
Chass is completely blind, but just got a license to ride a dirt bike.
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-11-22/chass-moller-nielson-completely-blind-license-to-ride-dirt-bike/13642398
Mon Nov 22, 2021 9:36 am

Ossessionato
'13 GTS 300ie Touring, AKA Gigi
Joined: 26 Mar 2018
Posts: 2063
Location: Phoenix, AZ.
 
Ossessionato
'13 GTS 300ie Touring, AKA Gigi
Joined: 26 Mar 2018
Posts: 2063
Location: Phoenix, AZ.
Mon Nov 22, 2021 9:36 am linkquote
Sledge wrote:
That's fantastic!
Thu Nov 25, 2021 5:09 pm

Moderaptor
The Hornet (GT200, aka Love Bug) and 'Dimples' - a GTS 300
Joined: 26 Aug 2007
Posts: 40425
Location: Pleasant Hill, CA
 
Moderaptor
The Hornet (GT200, aka Love Bug) and 'Dimples' - a GTS 300
Joined: 26 Aug 2007
Posts: 40425
Location: Pleasant Hill, CA
Thu Nov 25, 2021 5:09 pm linkquote
OK, it was yesterday, but...

On arrival at SFO back from Blighty, the new Global Entry machines were brilliant. It takes a photo of your face and immediately spits out a receipt with that printed on it with all your details. You hand that over to a Border Guard, they compare your face on the receipt with you and with your passport, and off you go to collect your bags. Simples! No faffing around with multiple choice 'did you bring in livestock' type questions, or taking fingerprints. No queuing whatsoever.

To crown that, on arriving at the carousel to collect my bag, it started up right and then my bag was the fifth one out, right beside where I was standing. Score for once! Must buy a lottery ticket...
Mon Nov 29, 2021 8:03 am

Addicted
2017 Piaggio BV350
Joined: 21 Jun 2016
Posts: 565
Location: Irving, TX
 
Addicted
2017 Piaggio BV350
Joined: 21 Jun 2016
Posts: 565
Location: Irving, TX
Mon Nov 29, 2021 8:03 am linkquote
From last week:

On Wednesday, my wife and I drove from Dallas to Van Buren, Arkansas to visit her mother for Thanksgiving. We always bring our three cats (Jackson, Digby, & Gemma) with us. We were so distracted when packing the truck, that I forgot to pack Jackson's medicine (he's on steroids due to a neurological issue), any food for them, and a bag of litter. I remembered it when we were about an hour and a half away from home. Turning back would have added at least 3 hours to our trip, probably more, as it would have put us finally departing Dallas during holiday rush hour. So we started making calls/texts.

My wife texted her SIL to get the name of their vet, while I called the Chewy pharmacy to explain the situation and see if we could get 3 or 4 pills overnighted to us at my MIL's house. Turns out overnighting them wasn't going to be an option, as (1) it would be prohibitively expensive, and (2) they wouldn't get shipped out until Friday for delivery Saturday, and we were heading back home on Saturday. We tried to contact our SIL's vet, but they didn't answer the phone, having closed early due to Thanksgiving.

Then I remembered that standard pharmacies can usually also fill pet prescription orders. So my wife called the CVS near her mom's house to see if they carried the medication. They didn't, but they referred us to a specialty pharmacy in Ft Smith. We called them, and they said they had it. Chewy Pharmacy wanted the local pharmacy to call them. The local pharmacy wanted Chewy Pharmacy to call them. So we called our vet, and asked if they'd be willing to call in the small Rx to the local pharmacy. They did, and said they'd call back if there was an issue.

In the meantime, my wife was looking online for a pet store between where we were in southern Oklahoma, and her mom's in Van Buren. She found one in Macalester, Oklahoma, and placed an online order for food & litter with them. It wasn't quite ready when we got there, but we didn't mind waiting the 5-10 minutes for them to pull everything.

While there, I got a call from the vet. It turns out the local pharmacy didn't have the medication in pill form, only in liquid. That wasn't an issue. The issue was that usually the liquid forms are cherry flavored. I said to go ahead and fill it, as we mixed his medication with his food to simplify dosing, so I'd simply squirt the liquid on his food, and he'd have to eat it if he wanted to eat.

After dropping the wife and cats and luggage at her mom's house, I drove the 20 minutes to the pharmacy, where the prescription was waiting. They asked the usual "date of birth" of the patient. I don't know his actual birthdate, because we adopted him as an adult cat. So I said, "I don't know, he's a cat." The cashier looked at the information, then laughed.

Jackson didn't have a problem with the cherry flavor, and ate all his food & medicine. We didn't notice any changes in his condition, so I figured he got enough dosage.

So what started as a bad situation (me forgetting their food & medicine), turned out to be a pleasant experience. I have no idea what they charged us for the medication, as I just inserted my card in the reader and said ok. Getting it was all that mattered, and it was my own fault for forgetting. (I just looked it up, $32.97 for 12ml of prednisolone.)
Thu Dec 02, 2021 5:54 am

Molto Verboso
2021 GTS 300 HPE +2013 GTS 300ie
Joined: 12 Dec 2017
Posts: 1553
Location: Pretoria, South Africa
 
Molto Verboso
2021 GTS 300 HPE +2013 GTS 300ie
Joined: 12 Dec 2017
Posts: 1553
Location: Pretoria, South Africa
Thu Dec 02, 2021 5:54 am linkquote
Well I never...

US and International date formats too !



Thu Dec 02, 2021 12:10 pm

Addicted
2017 Piaggio BV350
Joined: 21 Jun 2016
Posts: 565
Location: Irving, TX
 
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2017 Piaggio BV350
Joined: 21 Jun 2016
Posts: 565
Location: Irving, TX
Thu Dec 02, 2021 12:10 pm linkquote
The client that I worked with at my previous job that I've been trying to steal for my new job forwarded their Operations Calendar to me today. (They call their list of upcoming events an Operations Calendar.) They also said that they are planning on sending updated Calendars to me every month. I'm interpreting this to mean that I've won their business.
Thu Dec 02, 2021 5:16 pm

Hooked
Yellow GTS
Joined: 25 Jun 2006
Posts: 310
Location: Nashville, TN
 
Hooked
Yellow GTS
Joined: 25 Jun 2006
Posts: 310
Location: Nashville, TN
Thu Dec 02, 2021 5:16 pm linkquote
I picked up my car today. I've been without a car for three months and with winter almost here, it's good to have one again. This is my first EV. A couple of interesting things, regenerative braking is cool but will take some getting used to. Same with the yoke instead of a steering wheel. Acceleration is smooth and can be wild if you press the electron pedal hard. Autopilot is fun to play with. These so much technology in this car it's making driving a car fun again.
Fri Dec 03, 2021 12:56 pm

Enthusiast
2005 GT200L (Jiffy5), 2021 GTS 300 hpe
Joined: 10 Sep 2021
Posts: 50
Location: Alberta, Canada
 
Enthusiast
2005 GT200L (Jiffy5), 2021 GTS 300 hpe
Joined: 10 Sep 2021
Posts: 50
Location: Alberta, Canada
Fri Dec 03, 2021 12:56 pm linkquote
This place, or rather this site is cheering me up today. I have parked the scooters a few weeks ago and have been reading about the repairs and the modifications others have done with the hope to do some in spring. I am envious of those that can ride year round, but I also enjoy winter, as strange as that may be. I frequent a few other sites, but over the last couple years they have gotten to be strange, unhappy places, some are even hostile. This one seems to keep its sense of humour and general joy about the machines we all ride.
Happy Friday everyone.


Liberty Meadows

Fri Dec 03, 2021 1:30 pm

Hooked
MP3 250 / Vespa S50
Joined: 21 Dec 2010
Posts: 125
Location: Toronto, Canada
 
Hooked
MP3 250 / Vespa S50
Joined: 21 Dec 2010
Posts: 125
Location: Toronto, Canada
Fri Dec 03, 2021 1:30 pm linkquote
Never had anything I felt was fun enough to share, but, I got tipped a big bag of weed today.

Not a little baggy (I have no idea what the measurements are, I rarely if ever smoke), but I mean a good sized zip lock bag of weed! The guy was telling me about his self watering system he has that recycles rain water and uses solar energy. His soil and fertilizer are all natural, doesn't use municipal water, etc. Showed me a picture of one of his plants (it was more like a small tree).

We're in Canada so it's all legal over here. Not even the first time I've been tipped with weed, just, the absurd amount given as a tip today made me literally lol.

But hey, customer wants to tip their service provider, who am I to say no?
Fri Dec 03, 2021 2:14 pm

Ossessionato
'13 GTS 300ie Touring, AKA Gigi
Joined: 26 Mar 2018
Posts: 2063
Location: Phoenix, AZ.
 
Ossessionato
'13 GTS 300ie Touring, AKA Gigi
Joined: 26 Mar 2018
Posts: 2063
Location: Phoenix, AZ.
Fri Dec 03, 2021 2:14 pm linkquote
adri wrote:
Never had anything I felt was fun enough to share, but, I got tipped a big bag of weed today.

Not a little baggy (I have no idea what the measurements are, I rarely if ever smoke), but I mean a good sized zip lock bag of weed! The guy was telling me about his self watering system he has that recycles rain water and uses solar energy. His soil and fertilizer are all natural, doesn't use municipal water, etc. Showed me a picture of one of his plants (it was more like a small tree).

We're in Canada so it's all legal over here. Not even the first time I've been tipped with weed, just, the absurd amount given as a tip today made me literally lol.

But hey, customer wants to tip their service provider, who am I to say no?
Sounds like something my mom would have done. She was a card carrying member of NORML (National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws).
Fri Dec 03, 2021 2:27 pm

Hooked
Yellow GTS
Joined: 25 Jun 2006
Posts: 310
Location: Nashville, TN
 
Hooked
Yellow GTS
Joined: 25 Jun 2006
Posts: 310
Location: Nashville, TN
Fri Dec 03, 2021 2:27 pm linkquote
Guzzi Gal wrote:
Sounds like something my mom would have done. She was a card carrying member of NORML (National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws).
Sounds like you have a good mom. I've been a member since 1974!

I've never been tipped with weed, but I did find some in a rental car a couple of years ago. As soon as I got in the car, I knew there was weed in there. It was less than a quarter oz and pretty good quality. But, when I found it, my thoughts immediately went to the movie 'No Country for Old Men'. I know, a quarter oz isn't a satchel of money, but maybe I have a heightened sense of paranoia. Don't have a clue where I got that from....
Fri Dec 03, 2021 3:03 pm

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2019 Supertech (EURO3/APAC)
Joined: 17 Nov 2020
Posts: 702
Location: Melbourne, Australia
 
Addicted
2019 Supertech (EURO3/APAC)
Joined: 17 Nov 2020
Posts: 702
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Fri Dec 03, 2021 3:03 pm linkquote
2 t-shirts for the price of 1

the postal system failed to deliver so redbubble sent another then the postal system found the 1st one

t-shirt has a vespa on it of course 👕+🛵

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Fri Dec 03, 2021 3:03 pm

Ossessionato
'13 GTS 300ie Touring, AKA Gigi
Joined: 26 Mar 2018
Posts: 2063
Location: Phoenix, AZ.
 
Ossessionato
'13 GTS 300ie Touring, AKA Gigi
Joined: 26 Mar 2018
Posts: 2063
Location: Phoenix, AZ.
Fri Dec 03, 2021 3:03 pm linkquote
touchton wrote:
Sounds like you have a good mom. I've been a member since 1974!

I've never been tipped with weed, but I did find some in a rental car a couple of years ago. As soon as I got in the car, I knew there was weed in there. It was less than a quarter oz and pretty good quality. But, when I found it, my thoughts immediately went to the movie 'No Country for Old Men'. I know, a quarter oz isn't a satchel of money, but maybe I have a heightened sense of paranoia. Don't have a clue where I got that from....
My mom was pretty cool, when she wasn't out of her mind on the drug de jour. She's been gone since Thanksgiving weekend of '08.
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